The "He Said/She Said" of Education

Jay Rosen provides a smell test for he said/she said journalism:There’s a public dispute.The dispute makes news.No real attempt is made to assess clashing truth claims in the story, even though they are in some sense the reason for the story. (Under the “conflict makes news” test.)The means for assessment do exist, so it’s possible … Continue reading The "He Said/She Said" of Education

Broadening Teaching

Oh, how I wish I'd paid attention!But I was only seven or eight years old.My father, John A. Barlow, was an experimental psychologist. Friends and colleagues I remember include B. F. Skinner, Fred Keller, Charles Ferster, and Tom Gilbert. Dad was particularly interested in teaching machines: he was a paid consultant for Field Enterprises (which … Continue reading Broadening Teaching